The grunge look from the 90s has made a huge comeback this year in fashion and I know many of you out there have loved it and wished they could just go full on with the whole grunge thing so here’s to you: tips on how to do the grunge makeup look for fall so you can get right on it and just feel like it’s the 90s all over again!
- START WITH A MATTE BASE – to truly capture the 90s grunge look, start off with a matte base. You can achieve this by using face products with a matte finish or you can use your usual face products and finish everything off later on with a mattifying makeup spray that will also keep your makeup in place.
- DO YOUR BROWS A LITTLE LIGHTER – back in the 90s, everyone was all about thin, almost non-existent brows. Unless you’re planning on sporting the grunge makeup look every day, though, shaving your brows to get them to look like those from 90s is not recommended. What you can do, however, is to simply do your brows a little lighter and not as full and ‘on fleek’.
- SMUDGE SOME LINER ON – a sharp cat eye maybe what you always aim for when doing your regular makeup look but that’s the total opposite of what you’ll want to achieve when going for the grunge look. Instead of a sharp and precise eyeliner look, do a smudged one instead. Do this on both the upper and lower lash lines.
- PACK ON THE DARK SHADOWS – if you really want to go all out on your grungy eye makeup, choose a nice, matte dark eye shadow and pack it on to your lids before you do your liner. I find that matte chocolate brown makes a great day to night eye color as it is neutral and not too heavy nor too light but if you’re looking for something different, you can try darker and warmer shades of red like copper, burnt orange, red violet or marsala.
- SWIPE ON SOME LIPSTICK – in case you haven’t heard, Kylie Jenner’s famous and well-coveted lip color was actually inspired by the 90s so if you’re looking for a lipstick to finish off your grunge transformation, MAC Teddy (lipstick) or Whirl (lip liner) should make a good choice. If you’re opting for a bolder look, however, you can go for something even darker like a wine, berry or oxblood hue.